With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Saturday, April 23, 2016

MEMORIES OF MATSUKO will close JAPAN SINGS! film series this evening

Japan Society NY
Presents
Memories of Matsuko © 2006 "Memories of Matsuko" Production Committee.
Memories of Matsuko / Kiraware Matsuko no Issho
Directed by Tetsuya Nakashima
With Miki Nakatani, Eita, Yusuke Iseya,
Teruyuki Kagawa, and Mikako Ichikawa
Japan, 2006, 130 minutes, 35mm, b&w
In Japanese with English subtitles

When: Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Where: Japan Society
333 East 47th Street, NYC

The 2016 Globus Film Series Japan Sings! The Japanese Musical Film will conclude with this evening's 7:00 pm screening of the wonderful musical comedy Memories of Matsuko.

Synopsis (courtesy Japan Society):
Another darkly hilarious film about family—the desire for recognition and the pain of its refusal. Cute digital effects and gaudy musical numbers belie a story of abuse that has much in common with Kenji Mizoguchi's Life of Oharu. Matsuko (Miki Nakatani of the Ring franchise) is found beaten to death in poor suburb of Tokyo. Alienated from her family, her life is dismissed as meaningless until her loser nephew, tasked with cleaning up her apartment, starts to piece it together. The musical interludes transform everyday exploitation into an ironic utopia that only accentuates the overwhelming emotional suffering of the rest of the film.

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